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Re: ATAG 2.0 In-group checkpoint review: B.1.2

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 17:01:27 -0400
Message-ID: <44591A27.6050506@utoronto.ca>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

On yesterday's call it was decided to recast the "do not remove 
unrecognized markup" checkpoint as "do not automatically remove any 
markup". The following is a proposed wording:

B.1.3 Ensure that the author is notified before markup is automatically 
removed. [Priority 2]

Rationale: Automatically removing markup can cause the unintentional 
loss of structural information. Even unrecognized markup may have 
accessibility value, since it may include recent technologies that have 
been added to enhance accessibility.

Techniques: Implementation Techniques for Checkpoint B.1.3

Success Criteria:

1. The author must be notified before any markup is permanently removed 
by an automatic process.


SC1 Applicability: This success criteria is applicable authoring tools 
that are capable of automatically removing markup.

Technique B.1.3-1.1[Sufficient]: When an automatic process is to be 
performed that cannot be completed without removing markup, including 
unrecognized markup, providing the author with the option of allowing 
the tool to remove the markup and proceed with the operation or 
preserving the markup by canceling the operation.

Technique B.1.3-1.2 [Advisory]: Providing the author the option to 
confirm or override removal of markup either on a change-by-change basis 
or as a batch process.

Received on Wednesday, 3 May 2006 21:03:14 UTC

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